Great story today about the Chapel Hill community pitching in to help fund and build a home for a family. Look at what Mr. Moo has to say about freedom and coming to the United States.
Moo works at the Smith Center as a housekeeper and lives in an apartment in Carrboro with his wife and three sons.
“For our family, I am very happy to get a Habitat home,” Moo said.
He said when he and his wife lived in Burma, political unrest led them to flee to refugee camps in Thailand.
“We needed to stay in the camps,” Moo said. “If we went outside to find a job, the police would catch us.”
Moo wanted his family to have the freedom they didn’t have in the refugee camps, so they came to the United States.
“When we arrived here, we could go anywhere,” Moo said.
“We don’t need to stay in a camp.”
This is a great example of community helping community, rather than relying on a government program. And it’s a great example of how each of us can contribute.
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